Adult coloring books have really blown up in popularity in recent years, I’ve even started doing a little coloring myself and find it incredibly relaxing – as I’ll explain later.
Best of all, for cat lovers, there is some scientific research to back up real mental health benefits to using cat coloring books for mindfulness, anxiety, and a range of other mental health wellness.
So, whether you’re looking for a cat-related coloring book for your collection, or you’re new to adult coloring – you’ll find everything you need to know in this article.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness, or being mindful, means to be fully aware and ‘present’ in the moment. This means you’re very aware of what’s around you, what you’re doing, you are able to concentrate and carry out tasks without feeling overwhelmed, and so on.
The benefits to being more mindful include a whole range of things from being able to regulate your emotions better, reduce your stress levels, and lessen the effects and symptoms of depression and anxiety to just being able to make clearer and more decisive decisions under pressure.
It’s common for people to seek out mindfulness activities to help with any of the above mentioned. Adult coloring books have become an effective, and convenient way to do this at home.
How Does Coloring Help with Mindfulness?
I read through various scientific studies and tests measuring how much coloring helps with mindfulness and why this simple activity is so effective, and I think it’s best summarized as:
Coloring, and in particular coloring something you’re interested in, relaxes the brain. This means we’re not disturbed by all that internal conflict going on in our brains. The noise, thoughts, things bothering us when we’re alone with our thoughts…
On top of that, the process of coloring is de-stressing. This is because it requires repetition, attention to detail, focus, all the things that engage our brains on the activity in hand rather than our worries.
So, there you go. Doesn’t coloring in cats sound very therapeutic and relaxing? I absolutely recommend giving it a try if you’re looking for a relaxing passtime, or gifting a book to friend who might be a little stressed is a great idea.
Cats Coloring for Mindfulness
Doodle Cats Adult Coloring Book
This is one for all the doodlers who enjoy using loads of colors and fine pencils to creating pieces of art they can look back at and be proud of.
With 30 different cat doodles to color in and a PDF containing more pics you can download, this book will keep you busy for a while.
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Creative Heaven: Creative Cats Coloring Book for Adults
The appropriately named Creative Cats is a coloring book that provides some intricate and interesting pages to be colored in. Not for the impatient or rookies!
You end up with some really beautiful tapestry-style pictures though. Loads of little things like flowers, butterflies, hearts, and so on to color within a cat on each of the 30 odd pages.
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Cat Butt: An Off-Color Adult Coloring Book for Cat Lovers
Cat butts – it’s a thing in the adult coloring book niche. There are loads of cat butt books, and they seem to be selling really well so I had to include one or two of them.
I’m not sure what to say, other than you can expect to see a different cat butt on each page to color in. A funky little gift idea if it’s not for you.
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Cute Cats Farting Coloring Book for Adults
Who would have thought the words, ‘Cute, Cats, and Farting,’ would be in the same sentence? And, wrapped up in a coloring book….
It’s real, and it’s actually pretty popular. The pictures and simple and funny, so if you want a simple coloring book that’ll put a smile on your face why not take a closer look.
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Cat Butts: A Coloring Book
Why another book of cat butts to color in? Because they are so popular, apparently.
The pictures in this book are pretty cool, you get a huge cat (with a butt) with a wallpaper of other kitties in the background on each page.
I can see the appeal, it’s more fun to gift – and color in something a little lighthearted. Take a look and see what you think.
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Cat Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book
With a few silly and unusual books on this list, this is the equalizer. By that, I mean this is just a collection of fun cat coloring pictures to work through. No butts!
The pictures are similar to what you see on the cover. Loads of lines and details to help you flex your creativity and show off a wide range of colors – should you choose to.
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Crazy Cat Lady Coloring Book for Adults
We all know a crazy cat lady, right? Is it you? It’s ok, be proud of it if it is. If it isn’t however, why not gift this Crazy Cat Lady coloring book that that person who you think is!
The pictures are really simple, following the style you see on the cover. Nice and easy, fun, coloring. The pic of the cats in boxes made me laugh.
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The real message here is to Keep Calm and Color Cats!
Putting all the science to one side – coloring is fun and it’s not just for kids!
Why not pick up a book and see for yourself. It might just be the de-stressing tonic you’ve been looking for.
2 thoughts on “Cats Coloring for Mindfulness: A Fun Way to De-Stress”
interesting piece, and very true,
Thanks for taking the time to give some feedback, much appreciated.